Grande Prairie man charged with child pornography related offenses


On October 2, Grande Prairie RCMP charged a man with child pornography related offences following an investigation.

With help from the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre in Ottawa, and Alberta’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit, Grande Prairie RCMP carried out a search warrant at a residence in the northeast side of the city.

The man worked as a contracted security guard in a local high school and other city facilities.

Brian Hanly has been charged with possession of child pornography, and making child pornography available.

Hanly was released on bail with strict conditions and will appear in Provincial Court on November 1st.

Police say they do not believe any local children were exploited in relation to these charges.

If you have any information you’re asked to call Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.